Blog tour stop: Chasing McCree

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Author: JC Isabella

Release Date: April 14, 2012

Summary (Goodreads):

Briar Thompson had it all. The right clothes, the right friends, the right car. Being popular was all that mattered. Her parents were rich and treated like royalty throughout the community. She thought her senior year of high school was going perfectly, until the night her drink was spiked at a party by one of her so called friends.

That was the night she met Chase McCree.

Chase wanted to go back to Montana. To the ranch and the wild, wide blue sky that went on forever. He wanted nothing to do with flashy cars or spoiled rich kids. But he found himself head over boots for the quirky cheerleader who turned her back on her social status. She befriended him when no one else would.

Shunned and hurt by the people who were once her friends, Briar flees with Chase to his family ranch in Montana. There she discovers another world, and apart of herself she never knew.

The cowboy wasn’t like anyone she’d ever met. The cheerleader wasn’t like anyone he’d ever met. Apart their lives didn’t seem to make sense, but together, they were chasing forever.

About the Author:

I'm J.C. Isabella, and I love to write. I've been writing for about ten years now. Mostly it was just for fun, for me. But my friends liked my work, so I decided to self publish. I hope you enjoy the rest of my site, and the books I have written.
The reason I chose to write romance, is because I love a happy ending. In YA there are so many lessons to be learned, so many firsts to be had. Why not write about first kisses, first crushes, or trying to explain to your father you were bitten by your boyfriend, who happens to be a werewolf?
One thing I will always promise in my books is a happy ending. I've always hated getting to the end of a really great novel, and feeling let down because it didn't end the way I thought it should. So about ten years ago, I decided to write a book. I remember it was about these kids who hijack a boat to find buried treasure in Mexico....
Needless to say, my writing has come a long way since my teen years, and I know I have room to improve, but I feel guilty having these books sitting in my computer, with no one to read them. So I'm putting them out for the world to see! 
I try not to take myself too seriously. I'm not an editor, nor am I a total wiz when it comes to grammar or language. I try my darndest though, and I hope to give people an enjoyable read that is nice a break from reality. 
I put a lot of work into what I do, and I appreciate people reading my work. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.


My Thoughts:

This story starts out with Chase McCree wishing that he was back home in Montana, instead of in Florida. He takes his horse out and rides to the park on him. When he starts to leave, he sees a girl, who happens to be in a cheerleading uniform, drunk, and bleeding. He asks her what she's doing and he finds out that she was at a party, then ran from someone, and that she can't go home right then and there, because her parents would be disappointed in her. He then decides to take her home with her. Then she passes out.

Briar wakes up in a bedroom that isn't her own. She than figures out that it's Chase's and she then wants to go home. She tells him about how her boyfriend practically got her drunk so that she wouldn't freak out when he told her that he slept with her 'best friend'. She then figures out that she doesn't need to be friends with the popular crowd if they're going to use her all of time. The Briar sees Chase (like how all people get their eyes opened in romances) and thus starts the story.

I thought that this book was okay. I mean, the story line was cliched (a lot), but what can ya do? I liked Briar, but I felt that more could have been added to make her character seem more there. To me, it felt like there wasn't enough detail in either character, nor the beginning of the book, but I did generally like the story as a whole.

So, you know about those 'grammar Nazis', right? Well, I happen to be one of those.... AND I really hate it when there are grammatical mistakes like 'there' instead of 'their', so on and so forth. And... this book had grammatical mistakes. Like 'your' instead of 'you're'. This may have colored my opinion on the book, because once I see something like that, it almost goes on a refrain in my head. I also realize that this is a self-published eBook... but still. I'm kind of OCD with that type thing.

But, anyways, I did really think the book was okay/ I liked it enough to give it a three instead of a two point five.... Note: this is only my opinion. I looked at some of the reviews of this book on Goodreads, and a lot of people really liked it. So, before you take my word for it, you should probably try it for yourself. Some of my tastes probably run WAY differently than yours, and you might really like this book, and not mind the grammatical mistakes.

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